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Chris Sale tossed eight shutout innings against the Giants on Tuesday. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out 12 but settled for the no-decision after the bullpen blew the lead in the ninth.

There's so much to love about owning Sale in fantasy leagues and the security that he brings you every time he steps onto the mound is something every owner covets. Not only has Sale maintained a 2.01 ERA over 19 starts this season, but his 150:24 K:BB over 140 innings allows him to boost you in every pitching category but saves. We're probably just spinning our wheels here telling you great things that you should already know, so we'll just say enjoy the ride and he should have another dominant performance his next time out when he faces the Blue Jays. ANALYST: Howard Bender

Brandon Pettigrew could return in Week 5.

Detroit's depth at tight end is being put to the test now with Tim Wright being the only healthy one on the roster since Pettigrew has been out since Week 1 with a hamstring issue. If he is ready to go in time to play the Cardinals this coming Sunday, he should still be playing second fiddle to Tim Wright as Pettigrew was only targeted once in the opening week. Analysis: Matt Selz

Tony Moeaki signed with the Falcons on Tuesday

With Jacob Tamme sidelined with a concussion, the Falcons will add Moeaki to provide depth and back up Levine Toilolo at the tight end position. Given how little the Falcons have utilized their tight end over the last few seasons, it doesn't appear that Moeaki will have much in the way of fantasy value. Analysis: Howard Bender

Fred Jackson is dealing with a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Not that the Seahawks are regretting letting both Robert Turbin and Christine Michael go, but their depth is really being tested here with Jackson joining Marshawn Lynch on the injured running back list. Consider Jackson day-to-day for now, but understand that high-ankle sprains tend to be the worst as far as recovery time goes. He could be out for a few weeks which obviously bumps the value of Thomas Rawls. Analysis: Howard Bender

Falcons announce WR/KR Devin Hester (toe) has been placed injured reserve-designated to return.

The Falcons finally made the move to put Hester on short-term IR which will at least open up a roster spot for them and give a little flexibility. He should resume his role of primary return-man when he gets back, but utilizing him as a wide receiver has never been something fantasy owners have been able to do successfully. Eric Weems will handle the return work still. Analysis: Howard Bender

Greg Toler (neck) will make his season debut on Thursday.

Toler has been cleared by doctors to resume practice and is expected to be starting opposite Vontae Davis this week against the Texans. This should certainly help the Colts pass defense contain DeAndre Hopkins more, though it is yet to be seen how effective Toler will be his first time out. Analysis: Howard Bender

Daniel Fells (staph infection) remains hospitalized.

Fells had surgery to try and help his chronically injured ankle and ended up with a staph infection following the procedure. He has been placed on injured reserve and is now a non-factor in fantasy this season. Look for Larry Donnell to see the increase in targets moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender

Steven Matz said he feels good enough to pitch in instructional game Thursday.

The Mets had Matz throw a bullpen session on Tuesday at Citi Field. He reported no pain and felt good enough to move on to instructional games. The Mets are going to take it slowly with their young arm and hopefully be able to use him at some point in their playoff run. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Eric Ebron's (knee) MRI revealed no structural damage.

This is surprising if you saw how much pain he was in on the field but great news for Eric Ebron owners. The initial X-rays were negative and now the MRI revealed no damage. The Lions will likely play it cautious with their tight end. He should be considered him day-to-day at this point. Ebron has shown signs of progression in his second season out of UNC with 15 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Trent Richardson is working out for the Bills on Tuesday.

The latest reports on Lesean McCoy are not good and the Bills really need to improve their depth at the running back position behind Karlos Williams. Trent Richardson could not hold a roster spot on the Oakland Raiders, what do you think happens with the Bills? We fully expect Richardson to leave Buffalo without a contract. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Brian Dozier will have an MRI on his hip.

There are not a lot of details on this hip issue but we will keep you updated as more information comes available. It is not out of the ordinary for players to get a full work up after a long baseball season.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Fred Hoiberg says Derrick Rose's eye is still swollen shut.

Draft Derrick Rose at your own risk. We all know that he is extremely talented and can carry a team on his back but we also all know his injury history. The man cannot stay on the court for an entire season and do you want to risk a top draft pick on someone who won't be there when you need him most. Can you believe he is only 27 years old? It's just crazy to think what could have been! Analysis: Drew Phelps

Charles Johnson (rib) is not practicing Tuesday.

The disappointment of Charles Johnson continues as he recovers from his rib injury suffered in Week 3. In his absence on Sunday, rookie wide-out Stefon Diggs stepped up to catch six balls on 10 targets for a team high 87 yards. Cordarrelle Patterson continued to be less than impressive with one catch for nine yards. Adam Thielen had a solid game too with six catches for 70 yards on the afternoon. The Vikings have depth at the wide receiver position and if Charles Johnson continues to sit, he will likely lose targets when he finally returns to the field.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Mike Wallace is not at practice Tuesday for the Vikings.

There is no report of an injury and most likely is just a day off for the veteran wide-out. This is coming off Wallace's best day with the Vikings catching eight balls on 10 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown. He should be considered a WR 3 at best right now but he is on pace for 80 catches for 932 yards and four touchdowns.  Analysis: Drew Phelps


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